Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Malaria No More

‘Tis the season of giving, and today I have another charity project that could use your support. In previous weeks I’ve written about the Playing For Change project and Funk Aid for Africa. Today I want to share news about a benefit album that just came out today titled Indie Rocks! A Benefit Album For Malaria No More. It’s been put together by RED Distribution, and its aim is to raise money for the organization Malaria No More, whose mission, in their own words, is as follows:
Malaria No More is determined to end malaria deaths in Africa by 2015. Malaria kills a child in Africa every 30 seconds, but it doesn't have to be this way-m alaria is a treatable and preventable disease. Luckily, the world is mobilizing to end the disease. In the past few years, new tools and increased awareness have pumped new energy into the fight against malaria. Individuals all over the world are helping parents keep their children safe from the deadly bite of a malarial mosquito with a simple, $10 mosquito net. Millions of individuals across the globe are helping to make malaria no more once and for all.
The album is comprised of fourteen tracks from a wide variety of artists, some from previously released albums, some recorded especially for this charity. Here’s the listing for you to check out:
1.) Peter Bjorn & John - Summer Breeze (Exclusive)
2.) Juliette Lewis - Fantasy Bar , from Terra Incognita
3.) Jeff The Brotherhood - Bone Jam , from Heavy Days
4.) The Grates - Two Kinds Of Right from Teeth Lost, Hearts Won
5.) Third Eye Blind - Bonfire (Exclusive, Live in NYC)
6.) Dirty Little Rabbits- Hello , from Simon
7.) Wild Light - Adult Nights , from Adult Nights
8.) The Walkmen - Four Provinces, from You & Me
9.) State Radio - Let It Go , from Calling All Crows
10.) Those Darlins - Wild One , from Those Darlins
11.) Great Lake Swimmers - Pulling On A Line , from Lost Channels
12.) Kate Miller Heidke - Politics in Space , from EP Kate Miller-Heidke
13.) Yonder Mountain String Band - Fingerprint , from The Show
14.) Youssou N'Dour - Fight Malaria
Starting today, and for the next four weeks, the album will be exclusively available through Amie Street, with 100% of the proceeds going directly to Malaria No More. After that, it will be available through other digital store fronts. When purchasing the album, you’ll be able to choose your donation, starting at $10 and going up to $20, $50 or $100, again, with all proceeds going to the charity.

For a sneak peak, listen to Peter Bjorn & John’s cover of the classic Seals & Croft tune Summer Breeze below, and then consider purchasing the album.


Anonymous said...

Keep posting stuff like this i really like it

Sean said...

I certainly will Anon. Thanks for checking in!